"A fine thriller"--Kirkus Reviews
"Best Book of the Week, March 25"--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
" TABOR TAPS INTO HIS INNER MICHAEL CRICHTON AND DELIVERS A FUN, WILD RIDE OF A THRILLER."
"FANTASTIC SCIENTIFIC THRILLER."
"JAMES M. TABOR IS GREAT AT WRITING STORIES WITH ACTION, THRILLS, AND SUSPENSE."
"A TERRIFIC FOLLOW-UP TO THE DEEP ZONE."
"FAST-PACED, BROAD-BASED CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, FUN STORY WITH A SUPER FINISH."
"IF YOU LIKE WELL PACED, SUSPENSFUL, AND FASCINATING NOVELS, THEN CONSIDER THIS BOOK."
THE DEEP ZONE WAS HAILED AS “an absolutely phenomenal read [by] the new Michael Crichton” (Brad Thor), a book that “should come shrink-wrapped with a seat belt” (Steve Berry). Now, bestselling author James M. Tabor ups the ante and the action in his second extreme thriller, FROZEN SOLID, as brilliant, beautiful, and battle-tested heroine Hallie Leland confronts intrigue, conspiracy, and murder in the most unforgiving place on Earth.
The South Pole’s Amundsen Scott Research Station is like an outpost on Mars. Winter temperatures average 100 degrees below zero. Week-long, hurricane-force storms are common. For eight solid months, the station is completely isolated and shrouded in darkness. Under such unimaginable stress, bodies suffer and minds twist. Panic, paranoia, and hostility prevail.
When a South Pole scientist dies mysteriously, CDC microbiologist Hallie Leland arrives to complete crucial research. Before she can even begin, three more women inexplicably die in agony. Failing communications and plunging temperatures cut the station off from the outside world. Terror takes over and tensions soar. Rumors of an imminent lethal epidemic run rampant.
Seeking a connection between the horrible deaths and shadowy research at the station, Hallie learns that her predecessor was tortured to death by a psychopathic murderer still roaming free. Soon, a horrifying act of global terror, launched from the station, will change the planet forever—and Hallie herself will be the instrument of destruction.
As the merciless Antarctic winter sweeps in, severing contact with the outside world, Hallie must trust no one, fear everyone, and struggle to keep forces of unimaginable evil from dooming the planet--and her.